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Tips & Advice On Cleaning Kitten Faces (shorter Muzzles And Rounded Eyes)

Discussion in 'Grooming & General Cat Care' started by LilyRae, Jun 13, 2018 at 6:37 PM.

  1. LilyRae

    LilyRae Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Less than a month ago my little Luna came into my life; he is agile, small for his age and thinks he is more leopard than kitten! He didn't have the best start to life, being abandoned at 3 weeks of age to be taken with the rubbish collection in a box - probably by a backyard breeder type (vet & shelters thoughts).
    By all means he is a DSH, though with his rounded eyes, short muzzles and gorgeous coat, maybe he looks in the mirror and sees a bigger cat than he is! He has to get his attitude somewhere!
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    Anyway, I need a little advice & help, on how to clean these gorgeous eyes of his and little nose. His face if much flatter than my average feline companion & I hate to think of him getting infections if i'm not doing it right!
    He is not the most willing participant of course & is happy to use his razor claws and ninja moves to wriggle free!!
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    I would love to make this experience as easy and stress free for him as possible, maybe even bonding (that'll be the day!). If anyone has any little tips & tricks they have learnt along with great products or DIY potions to keep bacteria at bay!
    All advice would be appreciated, as usual here are some photos of my little feline familiar (he is currently 6 months, and his fur is really maturing beautifully! The white little tuffs I adore so much are slowly going away!)

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    LilyRae Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    All threads I create and possibly posts, should come with the following...
    Warning: This lady is obsessed, Proceed with Caution. Many photos ahead!
     
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  3. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom TCS Member Top Cat

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    LoL, so gorgeous!! A member just mentioned a terrific, safe wipe, let me find that for you...
     
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    Furballsmom TCS Member Top Cat

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    They are called Micellar wipes, and are a makeup remover. Burt's bees, Garnier are a couple brands.
    A tip o the hat to @FlawlessImperfection
     
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    LilyRae Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Oh that's great, thank you so much! I'll have a look for these later today.
    Would you say applying with cotton buds or wipes is the way to go?
    And handling wise.. at this point I have to straddle over the tiny thing to hold him in place - of course no strength is applied to his body. It's stressful for all!! Sorry for the barrage of questions, Luna is refusing my help and he definitely needs it!

    :bigeyes:

    Currently on a war path with one of my kitties who is sick and is REFUSING to get in any carrier. Where is my safety suit?!

    :angrycat:
    (It's just one of those days here.)
     
  6. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom TCS Member Top Cat

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    I think it depends on how soft the wipes are, I was thinking the wipes would be ok.

    Do you have any calming products? Composure has a treat variety, you could give a quarter or half a treat to see how it works. Also there are sprays, you could spray the carrier and even your clothing. At any rate, there are quite a few different products available.
    Hang in there!!
     
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    LilyRae Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Thank you for your advice - Luna and I shall get there eventually! Hopefully as he calms with age it won't be such a mission.

    I actually use VitaRapid Tranquil Daily Treats and the matching supplements by Vetalogica! They work a dream on all the insane anxieties my three patients get!! (Of course today I've ran out of them with a sick kitty with probably cat flu like symptoms! Wish me amazing luck and good feelings everyone as I've never seen my little one so ill)

    I will give the Composure range a go! Always on the look out on ways to make everyone's life a little easier! Thanks so much xx
     
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    Furballsmom TCS Member Top Cat

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    How are things today?
     
  9. LilyRae

    LilyRae Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    My Tommy has very sore/raw conjunctivitis & cat flu.
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    Luckily his lungs sound strong and it appears to be mainly concentrated around his eyes and nose, for now but hopefully does not progress! He is on two different antibiotics and we will see where we are after the weekend!
    He's 7 months old and a big boy - much bigger than tiny Luna - he should be fine, though if I thought it was hard cleaning Luna's face, trying to clean and put cream on very sore eyes on my little one is a whole other thing! I found him at around 2 months old, he was a feral that I socialised, he is a lovely thing though goes into near shock if anyone puts two hands around him, let alone lifts him! So eye clean/cream is when he is sound asleep and then we can both feel horrific when he wakes, startled and dazed!
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    Thank you for asking lovely, he's a tough little chap and survived eating cockroaches on the streets before he strolled into my courtyard (true story). It's more me that needs the help being tough I think!
    xx
     
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    Furballsmom TCS Member Top Cat

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    Oh my gracious sakes, what a life story he has and not even a year old yet!!

    That is the most charming picture of a cat I think I've ever seen :loveeyes:

    I am sending you-all every ounce of good, healing, and happy thoughts I own!
    :vibes: :crossfingers: :sunshine:
     
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